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Biology A Level at South & City College Birmingham

Course description

A Level pathways are designed to prepare you for higher education and beyond, be it another degree into research or a wide range of careers.As part of the A level programme students will be encouraged to complete a week of work experience. We support students applying for Masterclasses at universities, placements and programmes to help students to progress to a University. Previous science students have completed programmes such as the Nuffield Science placement and the University of Birmingham Routes to Progressions scheme for Medicine to assist with their university applications. In addition to quiet study areas in the learning zone we offer quiet study rooms for A level students. We have access to e-journals, e-books and books. The college also holds activities for British Science Week 'Meet the Scientist' event. We also hold A level revision workshops and conferences as part of development of study skills. The science department has links with Coventry University.

Entry requirements

Year 1 of A level Biology requires 6 GCSEs at grades A**-C with B in two from triple or Double Science. Minimum C (5) in English and B (6) in maths is required. Your overall GCSE scores will be taken into consideration. Enrolment is also subject to satisfactory induction and assessment. Successful enrolment is subject to satisfactory induction period. You may wish to consider an alternative such as the BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science which is a mixture of coursework and exams.

Financial information

24+ LOAN FEES: £ 724.00
. Our course fees vary depending on your circumstances.For full fee information do not hesitateto call us on 0800 111 6311

Future opportunities

Past students have gone on to study Pharmacy, Medicine, Medical Genetics, Radiography, Psychology, Nursing, Optometry Chemical Engineering, Teaching and Aviation Science to name a few. There are many opportunities open to you if you have an A level in Biology, such as teaching; scientific research; working in industry; healthcare; nursing; medicine, pharmacy; pharmacology; biomedical sciences; the life sciences; neuroscience; genetics; agriculture; horticulture and animals. For all of these, you need to take another relevant higher level qualification such as a degree, or foundation degree, depending on the career's entry requirements. Of course, higher education is not for everyone, so if you don't progress to higher education you will find employers will favour the many transferable skills you will have acquired during your study of A level Biology.

Further information

Please contact our admissions team on 0800 111 6311 or email You can also visit our website and apply online.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South & City College Birmingham directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2017
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